Each wood species has a natural color – from pale yellow (pine) to reddish brown (cherry) – and its own set of physical characteristics – like flecks, knots, or wavy patterns in the grain. In addition, each piece of wood reacts differently to the various stains and finishes used in manufacturing. The beauty of buying wood furnishings is that no two pieces are exactly the same. Even among matched chairs in a dining set, there are variations in color and grain.
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